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830 km Of Autonomy For The Electric Lucid Air?!

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Bloomberg wanted to verify the impressive 517 mile range announced by Lucid Motors . Verdict.

The American manufacturer Lucid Motors recently announced an impressive range for its Air model (photo) with no less than 517 miles, the equivalent of 832 kilometers! The tests would have been carried out according to the U.S. EPA certification cycle …

After such an announcement, the Bloomberg media wanted to verify Lucid Motors’ claims and therefore organized an “autonomy race” between Lucid Air and two of its rivals, the Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan. Surprisingly, one of the cars has a real autonomy greater than the one announced on the technical data sheet…

More autonomy than expected for the Porsche Taycan

Verdict. The announced 517 miles finally turned into 456 miles (734 kilometers), which nevertheless remains a major feat in today’s electric car world. The Tesla Model S Grande Autonomie is outdated. The Californian car managed to cover 355 miles, the equivalent of 571 kilometers (EPA: 402 miles), while the Taycan Porsche closes the gap with “only” 236 miles (380 kilometers). Ironically, that’s much more than the 192 miles of EPA certification testing…
Let’s recall that Lucid Motors has already opened its pre-order book dedicated to the French market. To reserve, a refundable deposit of 900 euros is required. During the development of the vehicle, the manufacturer had announced a top-of-the-range version with 1,000 horsepower and capable of exceeding the 320 km/h top speed limit. The first deliveries of the car are planned for the end of 2021 on the European market.

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The PIF already in Tesla’s capital

Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, announced that the same Saudi fund could help him finance his withdrawal from the stock market a few days ago. He even said on Monday that the PIF could provide the necessary funding for such an operation. Here again, sources close to the file indicated that the Saudi fund was not necessarily interested. At the beginning of the year, the PIF acquired 5% of the capital of the American manufacturer by buying back shares on the market. It should be noted that nothing prevents it from investing in Tesla as well as in Lucid Motors.

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Written by senhaji

senhaji ’s obsession with cars passed the “unhealthy” mark long ago. From classics to modern performance cars, he loves anything with four wheels, especially if there’s an interesting story attached. When he’s not writing automotive news articles for High Gear Media, Stephen can often be found combing through local car shows for something he hasn’t seen before, and sharing the results with anyone on the Internet willing to pay attention. Stephen has a Master's degree in History from Clark University. He currently lives in Connecticut.

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